Ghost of Electricity

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Ghost of Electricity 46:19 $17.98
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2 Hollersdale 4:28 $2.49 Buy
3 Angle 4:10 $2.49 Buy
4 Long Way 4:03 $2.49 Buy
5 Aberdeen 3:52 $2.49 Buy
6 Strung 5:05 $2.49 Buy
7 When 5:08 $2.49 Buy
8 Indication 5:15 $2.49 Buy
9 Itta Bena 4:38 $2.49 Buy
10 Forty Years 4:21 $2.49 Buy

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Junk Genius's first record (on Knitting Factory) consisted of fractured, go-for-broke treatments of difficult bebop compositions, and earned high praise from Down Beat, Option, etc. Five years later they return with a different focus: original songs that sound as if they'd come from old field recordings, recovered artifacts inspiring a new oral tradition. Through hymns, stomps, hollers, and anarchic strum-alongs, Junk Genius trace the border regions between alternative jazz, improvisation, and the primal music of Dock Boggs, Son House, the Carter Family, and the Georgia Sea Islands. Ben Goldberg (clarinet), John Schott (guitars), Trevor Dunn (bass), and Kenny Wollesen (drums) play together as one, and are beautifully recorded. But this is no exercise in nostalgia: while it moves the listener with the reverence of its melodies, the rhythmic feel is dynamic and unsettling and the overall tone of the record both liberating and tragic.